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18 2014

2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards: These are the World’s Best Beaches

What makes the perfect beach to you? Powdery sand? Warm and swimmable water? Easy access? Difficult access? Whatever it is that gives them that certain “je ne sais quoi,” some beaches around the world seem to encompass just the right amount of it that they are adored universally. And these become the winners of the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for beaches.


This year, the best sandy spots around the world offer stunning, picturesque scenery and a perfect escape the year’s winter blues. And it’s because of the invaluable reviews and opinions from you and other travelers around the globe.


Here are some of the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Beaches…


Top 10, World:

  1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  3. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
  4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
  5. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
  6. Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
  7. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
  8. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
  9. Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales
  10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico


Top 10, U.S.:

  1. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii
  2. Ka’anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  3. Siesta Key Public Beach, Siesta Key, Florida
  4. Hanalei Beach, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
  5. Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  6. Wailea Beach, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
  7. Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, South Carolina
  8. Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  9. St. Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach, Florida
  10. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii


For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Beaches, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to


To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to


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